After lacking three weeks with a knee harm, Duke Blue Devils star Zion Williamson was again in motion on Thursday evening for the primary recreation the ACC event in opposition to the Syracuse Orange. The Blue Devils got here away victorious, profitable the sport by a rating 84-72. Williamson had a game-high 29 factors and 14 rebounds. Perhaps probably the most spectacular stat is that Zion went an ideal 13 13 from the sphere. The Duke star was interviewed after the sport about how some folks thought he ought to have sat out the remainder the season. For Zion, that was by no means an possibility.
“Everybody has their proper to an opinion, however I knew I used to be coming again the entire time,” Williamson stated in accordance with ESPN.
Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim spoke about Zion’s efficiency after the sport and in contrast him to some the sport’s greatest gamers.
“I have been on this recreation over 50 years, and I’ve seen some nice gamers,” Boeheim stated. “I am not saying he is higher than these guys, however he can do issues no person has completed on this recreation. He’s loopy. He’s a unique kind participant. There’s not guys like him.”
Duke will now play North Carolina within the ACC Tournament Semi-Final tonight at 9 P.M. EST.